New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gabygabe, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. gabygabe

    gabygabe New Egg

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    New to the site and to having chickens. So much to learn and losing some in the learning. I just read about "deep litter". Is this preferable to using a poop board as far as composting goes? Can it be done on a wood floor rather than a dirt one? We live in Alabama and have 15 Rhode Island Red Hens and 1 RIR rooster. If I learn how to use this site I'll be asking a lot of questions. We love the eggs!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Nmarine1057

    Nmarine1057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] from Mississippi Not sure about deep litter we use straw on our ground floor and boarded floor works great! Again welcome and good luck!
     
  4. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from California

    I use sand. I have no pop boards. I just run a rack through it. I have some with dirt floors and a couple with wood, although I'm rebuild and there will be all wood floors.

    In about a month I'll also start using hay again. I think. Still trying to figure that one out. Sand is so much easier to clean and hay is so much easier to compost although you have to remove so much in comparison.
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Coop10X

    Coop10X Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to the madness...

    At first it will be surgical gloves, hold your breath and a poop tray. [​IMG]

    Pretty soon plain 'ol sand, bare feet [​IMG] and in your jammies will be the norm...

    Regards, Coop.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  9. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]. Glad you are here! [​IMG]
     
  10. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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